chirothesia

noun

chi·​ro·​the·​sia
ˌkīrōˈthēzh(ē)ə
plural -s
: imposition of hands as in the ecclesiastical rites of confirmation and ordination

Word History

Etymology

Late Greek cheirothesia, from Greek cheir- chir- + -thesia (from thesis setting, placing, from tithenai to set, place)

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“Chirothesia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chirothesia. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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